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Great Explorations Children's Museum

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Address: 1925 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704
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+1 727-821-8992

Great Explorations Children’s Museum has served the children and families...

Great Explorations Children’s Museum has served the children and families of the Tampa Bay area since 1987. Designed for children 10 and under, the 23,000 square foot museum is filled with exhibits and activities to stimulate learning through creativity, play and exploration. The museum also offers a national award winning preschool, camps and afterschool programming, field trips and community outreach programs.

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1 year old

I took my 1 yr old grandson today for the first time. He would have spent the whole day there if he could have. He love the area for the little ones, the balls, sand with shovels... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Heather B
Clearwater, Florida
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Auburn, Georgia
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

We went on a rainy Monday, only to find out they were closed. There was a sign on the door. However, no mention of it on the website. We saw parent after parent walk away upset that they had gone all the way down to this location, only to see it closed.

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Clearwater, Florida
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

I took my 1 yr old grandson today for the first time. He would have spent the whole day there if he could have. He love the area for the little ones, the balls, sand with shovels and rakes, milking the cow and all the other things to do. I thought for $10 it was a great deal. We didn't... More 

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Inverness, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Only went into the store which was small and didn't have a lot. From what I saw it looked like it was a fun place to take the kids.

Thank meow571
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Wonderful hands on museum for 1 year and up. There are so many activities that you can return often. Great to have GE in the community.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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1,182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We have enjoyed this place for our grandchildren so much that we have purchased yearly passes so we can take them frequently and when some of the grandchild visit us in St. Pete. They have so many interesting, hands-on exhibits that the kids enjoy. They love it all. A wonderful place to go any day but especially on a rainy... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

No boredom here! Bring the kids an let their imaginations soar with all of the things to do. Thanks to the supporters in the community that make this possible!

Thank EnricoSaltarelli
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

My 6 year old daughter and 3 year old son had a blast here!!! We stayed 3 hours and literally had to drag our son out because he needed a nap. They would have easily stayed 4 or 5 hours playing. There is so much to do. The museum is not large so at first you may feel underwhelmed when... More 

Thank Stephanie G
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

During a recent visit we took our 3 year old boy and 6 year old daughter. They had a blast with all of the different activities! There were so many things from a grocery store, fire station, tree playhouse and so much more! The kids could go from one thing to the next. Not too busy but we went on... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Wow, this was awesome. My kid loved it, and couldn't decide on an attraction to stay at! I got dragged into the dark touch tunnel, and it was a lot of fun. I can see why kids love it. If I had something like this as a child I would have been in heaven!!

Thank Caitlyn W
St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Our 2 year old loves Great Explorations. It is a perfect place for these hot & rainy days. From the fire engine, sand area, pizza station, grocery store, etc it will keep your child/children entertained, while learning in a safe environment. We have enjoyed our membership & reciprocity with other museums.

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